Friday, February 18, 2011

sz81 – zx81 emulator for Dingux

User launches Brazilian port ZX81 emulator

Dingueiros Comrades,

The Brazilian fighter Ricardo Leite launched Dingux to the port of a ZX81 emulator. This port , based on the current version of the emulator sz81 , emulates the PC's English ZX81 Sinclair Research . This microcomputer, which was marketed from 1981 to 1984, was a bestseller at the time. In Brazil there were clones of that machine with different amounts of memory configurations (TK82, TK82c, the TK85 Microdigital and also the CP200 and CP200s Prológica ).

Below are some controls on the emulator:

X - Space
A + X - Write the symbol for pound ("£")
A + START - Changes the cursor K to F
R - Delete
Directional Left / Right - Walk the cursor on what is written
START - Enter key

Ricardo, via email, told me he chose to port this emulator emulation because it makes the mods of hardware and also by having a virtual keyboard.

Still, he warns "it is not possible to close / close the emulator. For the user to be able to properly close the emulator it will connect the USB cable to computer and, via telnet , a command to close or reboot . You can also use the buttonreset the Dingoo for it. But it is not very advisable, since this, according to the author sometimes confuses the file system Dingux.

Finally, the author said he intends, if he does not go through any setback, finish the port of the emulator this weekend, and if so, to solve these problems that is in port today (like the problem described above and improve the button mapping emulator).

Click here to follow the discussion on the emulator on official Dingoo Brazil


Note: The following two videos here on the emulator made by Ricardo. The first video, shorter shows the emulator in action and in the second video, a little more extensive, Ricardo talks more about the project itself and also makes a demonstration of the emulator -

Thanks to Ricardo and Dingoobr for the news!

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